When it comes to Walt Disney World Resort, the debate about the ‘scariest ride’ may be more divisive than any of us realize.
For some Guests, it may be the Haunted Mansion, with all of its dark corridors and spooky imagery. For others, it may be the recently closed Splash Mountain, with its nerve-wracking ascent followed by the thrilling drop.
Maybe some Guests feel uneasy while riding attractions such as Dumbo the Flying Elephant in Fantasyland or Astro Orbiters in Tomorrowland.
However, one of the most frightening rides does reside in Tomorrowland, after all, but it’s not what you’d expect. One of Magic Kingdom’s scariest rides is Space Mountain…when the lights are turned on.
Occasionally, Space Mountain will suffer technical difficulties, which will result in the roller coaster’s lights being turned on. Usually, this roller coaster is ridden entirely in the dark to simulate space travel.
Once the lights are on, though, the prevalence of beams and other obstacles becomes a little nerve-wracking!
In this video, we can see that the beams holding the roller coaster attraction together are way closer than anyone would have realized. When they say, “Keep your hands, arms, and legs inside the ride vehicle at all times,” they’re not saying it for no reason!
When it comes to riding Disney roller coasters, Space Mountain may be the one to avoid putting your hands in the air on.
Despite how unsettling the attraction may look with the lights on, it’s still a quintessential Disney ride!